Fuse teach and train in universities, schools and colleges, in youth and community settings, european and international projects and creative hubs.
Fuse work in collaboration with the University of Winchester Research Knowledge Exchange and are co founders of EFETSA (European Federation for Education and Training in Street Arts) and SAWA (Street Arts Winter Academy).
Fuse have over 40 years professional practice in education and training in street arts, performance art visual arts, contemporary circus and physical theatre and arts projects based in the UK and leading projects in France, Turkey, Spain and Slovenia.
The company train students, young people and emergent artists across a range of popular and accessible arts: visual arts, performance arts, street arts, circus arts production and combined arts skills. Fuse creative hubs, Streetlinkz have won awards and taken part in international projects and events with the Newbury 101 Centre and Glastonbury festival. Streetlinks is an award winning creative youth hub based in Halcon, Taunton. Awards include the Somerset Anne Frank Award, Somerset Youth Awards, London Cultural Olympics LOCOG 2012, Taunton Deane culture, community and arts awards.
Fuse directors created the first international BA (Hons) Street Arts degree programme at University of Winchester and John Lee co-founded the first full time circus school in the UK: Fooltime in Bristol. Founded School for Fools in Bristol leading to Fooltime and Circomedia.
As international tutors, they currently teach street arts on the MA Street Arts degree in Lleida in Spain and in the Sugla school in Slovenia. In the UK Fuse run a regular training creative space Streetlinkz teaching street arts, circus and outdoor arts developing emergent talented young people.
The company runs a series of Creative and Digital hubs interconnecting formal education and informal training in mobile workshops across Somerset and Southern region.
Fuse also work in colleges and schools producing creative projects and events.
The company is passionate in providing accessible and affordable training that helps the development of the next generation of emergent talented young artists and supports the development of talent, increasing skills and confidence and transferable skills through arts practices.
ARTS AND WELLBEING
Fuse works in the area of Arts and Wellbeing both independently and with the University of Winchester and have led projects with the NHS.
The company has developed projects on conflict resolution and migration; intergenerational arts projects funded by the NHS; working in areas with indicies of high social deprivation; developing stories, celebrations and community projects, integrating communities with place.
Fuse have developed an inspiring outdoor arts nature and arts programme that can be produced in schools and in community settings.
The company supports social and environmental programmes of action and the use of the arts as a catalyst to bring positive change.